Sale! “For Solo Cello, op. 12” to Cosmos

CosmosWoo-hoo! Happy dancing and rejoicing abounds! I just got word that I sold “For Solo Cello, op. 12” to Cosmos. This is my third pro-sale! The story comes out in their February/March issue.

The story originated as part of a flash challenge contest at Liberty Hall. It’s now about twice the length that it was. Damien Broderick, the fiction editor, is a sweetheart and gave me a rewrite request on this story and then, bless him, had been willing to work with me during the rewrite process. It’s a much stronger story and that’s due to his insights.


Each short story is accompanied by a lavish double-page illustration commissioned especially for each piece of original fiction we publish

I love art. Oh, happy, happy dancing.

SFWA? Oh, yes. Although they don’t have Cosmos listed, so I’m filling out the SFWA qualifying form and then I’ll apply for membership. Ha ha!

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10 Responses

  1. -d-

    Congratulations! Is the dance a waltz, a foxtrot, or a clog dance?
    Did Mr. Kowal join in the dancing or just the rejoicing?

  2. Evan Nichols

    Congratulations, again! (If you can keep up your recent pace of sales, your 2007 will be successful indeed!) And bonus kudos for having artwork with it; I look forward to seeing it when it comes out!

  3. Mary Robinette Kowal

    Thank you!

    -d- : I think the dance is a jig. Rob? Dance? Hahahahaha. No. He asked me how much they paid, and then he rejoiced.

    Laura: The editor says that it will be the February/March issue, so I guess that will be soonish.

    Chris, Chris, Evan, Maggie and Rick: I’m still agog. Art! SFWA (if they approve the market)! Money!